Burlington Voters Tell Lawmakers to Act Now on Tobacco 21

In an overwhelming vote of support Tuesday, Burlington voters passed ballot item 7 urging the Governor and state lawmakers to pass legislation increasing the sale age of tobacco to 21.  The ballot item passed 8,152 to 3,554. The vote follows a resolution passed previously by the city council calling tobacco use a ‘pediatric epidemic’. The state Senate last year opted [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Children, General Heart Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VT Senate Health & Welfare Committee Votes Yes on Tobacco 21 Bill

Leaders from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the March of Dimes and the American Academy of Pediatrics congratulated the Senate Health and Welfare committee last week for their unanimously voting "yes" on legislation aimed at saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use in the state. S.88 [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments